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Teletrials: implementation of a new paradigm for clinical trials

Ian M Collins, Kate Burbury and Craig R Underhill
Med J Aust 2020; 213 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50741
Published online: 31 August 2020

Telehealth can be used to deliver clinical trials, improve access to novel therapies and develop clinical networks

Australia is a vast country. Nearly 32% of Australians reside outside the major capital cities, while 95% of medical specialists practise in cities.1 People living in rural and regional areas consistently experience poorer health outcomes.2

  • Ian M Collins1,2
  • Kate Burbury3,4
  • Craig R Underhill1,5

  • 1 Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Melbourne
  • 2 Deakin University, Geelong, VIC
  • 3 Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
  • 4 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC
  • 5 Border Medical Oncology, Albury, NSW

Correspondence: i.collins@deakin.edu.au

Acknowledgements: 

We acknowledge the input of Hannah Cross, Alana Donaldson, Dish Herath, Kathleen Wilkins, Paul Baden and Sabe Sabesan in the development and implementation of the teletrials framework.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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